Hanging Hearts, Sun Speak

Record Release Show for "Into a Myth"

Hanging Hearts

Sun Speak

Fri, June 16, 2017

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Hanging Hearts
Hanging Hearts
Hanging Hearts is a free-spirited, Chicago-based trio described by European audiences as "hammering the walls between genres." Bridging the gap between jazz, rock, and experimental music, the band offers listeners what is ultimately their own tribal music--a combination of their varying musical backgrounds ranging from jazz and classical, to funk, alternative soul, and full on metal. Each a bandleader and composer in their own right, Hanging Hearts features Chris Weller on tenor and bass saxophones, Cole DeGenova on keyboards, and Devin Drobka on drums.

In June 2016, Hanging Hearts went back into the studio at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, WI with drummer Dave King of The Bad Plus as producer to make their second album, Into a Myth. A strong step forward from their last, the record features eight cut-to-the-chase originals referencing various themes from creation myths to cosmic rights of passage. Into a Myth releases on June 9, 2017 on the Minneapolis-based label Shifting Paradigm Records with supporting U.S. tours.

Chris Weller - saxophone & compositions
Cole DeGenova - keyboards
Devin Drobka - drums

"James Brown could have found some funk in Hanging Hearts. These guys are from Chicago, the ghosts of legendary Windy City tenor players like Fred Anderson and Von Freeman blow through Chris Weller's intentions. He's done the Berklee College of Music thing and DeGenova's been a soul-boy, with this album comes the time to shake the wider world. What I hear is self belief played with strength and it's there for the taking." -Steve Day, Sandy Brown Jazz

Sun Speak
Sun Speak
The Chicago-based duo Sun Speak comprises longtime collaborators Matt Gold (guitars) and Nate Friedman (drums and percussion). Since the 2014 release of their debut recording Light Blue Light, Sun Speak has continued to solidify a compositional voice encompassing folk, jazz, and experimental music. Their new EP Sacred Rubble is out this fall on Ears & Eyes Records.

Matt Gold - guitar
Nate Friedman - drums

“Outstanding.” -- Dee Perry, NPR

"...a duo that can throttle forward, then reveal compositional sophistication that's just as engrossing." -- Nextbop

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618